Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ride the Dome

We don't often get to turn the Hale Telescope's 1000-ton dome for people while giving a tour, but when we do the video cameras are usually out and running. The turning of the dome is so smooth that it looks and feels like the telescope is rotating. Here is a short video that nicely shows off the effect.

1 comment:

Pembs Astronomer said...

Excellent...thanks for putting this on....